One of the most celebrated historic legend in baseball has passed away at the age of 83. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was the only player in baseball to earn the MVP award in both leagues. He was the first African American manager in major league baseball with the Cleveland Indians.
When he arrived in Baltimore, Robinson and his family struggled to find housing in the city, with many landlords refusing black tenants. Six months later, after Robinson won the Triple Crown and led the Orioles to the pennant, the mayor of Baltimore held a ceremony to rename the street “Robinson Road” for the duration of the World Series.
In later years he became MLB’s executive vice president of baseball development, with his focus on increasing African-American participation in the sport.
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